Phillips & Rix discover Rosa chinensis var spontanea in Chi

They are quite the hams.

Notice how big the plants are, not what I would be expecting given our modern garden roses but in keeping with, for instance, multiflora which shares much of the same natural range as chinensis.


very cute, thanks Don.

Very interesting! The first rose he shows has spots like the Marbled Moss!

I wonder when that video was taken.

When …what hats were they wearing in the photos in “Quest for the rose”?

I also liked the gallica down the hillside, definitely a different trip.